The incident of Deepti Sharma Mankad Charlie Dean during the third ODI against England Women has become the topic of discussion among the fans & the entire Cricket Fraternity. Deepti Sharma run-out Charlie Dean at the non-striker’s end in the 44th over of the game to help India register a series sweep 3-0 over England Women. Most people are of the opinion that the act was against the spirit of the game & unethical while others came out in Deepti’s support by highlighting that what she has done is within the laws of MCC & ICC & there is nothing wrong with it.
The issue became so heated that fans & even prominent cricketers started sharing their views on it over their respective social media handles. After getting immense support & criticism, Deepti Sharma finally opened up about the incident. Deepti has revealed that the Mankad action was taken only after giving a prior warning to Charlie Dean.
“It was our plan because she was leaving the crease repeatedly. We have even warned her. We did it according to the rules and regulations. We had told the umpires too. But she was still doing it, so we had no other option,” Deepti Sharma said.
Deepti Sharma Mankad: MCC cleared the doubt over the lawfulness of Mankad
The MCC, the guardian of the laws of Cricket released a statement to clarify their point of view on the subject of ‘run-out of a batter at non-striker’s end. The MCC earlier moved ‘Mankad’ from the unfair play section to run-out sanction. And the same thing MCC has highlighted through its statement.
“MCC this year announced amendments to the laws of cricket to move being run out at the non-striker’s end, from law 41 unfair play to law 38 run out,” the statement stated.
Notably, ICC too has moved the dismissal at non-strikers end to the run-out section in their new set of rules which will come into effect from October 1.
From MCC’s statement & ICC New Laws it’s clear that Deepti Sharm Mankad of Charlie Dean is not unfair, in fact, it is fair as per the laws of Cricket.
Coming to the match, India Women made the farewell match of Jhulan Goswami memorable for her by winning the third ODI by 16 runs & sweeping the series by 3-0. The victory was special for India Women as for the first time they won a series against England on their own home ground.